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Keeler Press Releases

Keeler – A British Global Success Story

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:46:53 +0000

From its foundation in 1917 as a dispensing practice in London, Keeler has gone on to become a global leader in ophthalmic instruments, with many award-winning products to its name. The decision to target global markets – especially the USA – began after the Second World War. The British economy was struggling and Keeler knew […]


Putting Employees First for 100 Years

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:20:25 +0000

Keeler’s employees have always been integral to the company’s success. Of Keeler’s first eight key personnel – all vital in building the business in the early years from 1917 to around 1935 – six left school at the age 14, including the founder. “They were all fighters, all hands-on, very practical people. They all came […]


Producing Innovative Products for Almost 100 Years

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:03:37 +0000

Since Keeler’s inception in 1917 the company has gone on to become a world-leader in the manufacture of innovative, award-winning ophthalmic instruments. It started when Charles Henry Keeler, the founder’s son, patented his first instrument – a combined retinoscope and ophthalmoscope – in 1926. Major product launches in the following years included the Fison indirect […]


Keeler: A Family Tradition

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:48:22 +0000

Keeler’s history dates back to 1917, when Charles Davis Keeler, who had arrived from America in 1906, opened a dispensing practice at 47 Wigmore Street in London’s West End. This was followed by branches in the West Country and the Midlands, laying the foundations for Keeler’s future growth and establishing the high standards in product […]


Keeler: Helping Young Ophthalmologists Financially for 50 Years

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:26:20 +0000

Since Keeler established its Scholarship Trust in 1967 to mark the company’s 50th anniversary, and its Fellowship Award in 1989 to enable a young ophthalmologist to study a specialised area of ophthalmology for up to a year, 100 people have benefited, with 16 Fellowships awarded. Administered by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Fellowship is […]